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Russian

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The meaning of Katja is 'pure' and is derived from Russian origin. Instead of pronouncing the 'j’ it is pronounced as a ‘y' in Kat-jia. It comes from the names Katherine or Catherine, which are derived from the word 'yekaterina' meaning the same. There was a saint known as Aikaterine in Greece who was martyred in Alexandria. The name is seen as an indication of innocence and purity. It refers to a person who behaves in a morally good way. They are the people who don’t have malice towards others. These people have a pure heart and are hence reliable and also trustworthy. Even their beauty is pure and angel-like. This name was famously borne by Katja Andy who was a German-American classical pianist and piano professor. Katherine, Catherine, Yekaterina and Aikaterine are variations of this name.

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Russian

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The name Katya is derived from Russian origin, meaning ‘pure’. It comes from the names Katherine or Catherine, which are derived from the word 'yekaterina' meaning the same. There was a saint known as Aikaterine in Greek who was martyred in Alexandria. The meaning of Katya is seen as an indication of innocence and purity. It refers to a person who behaves in a morally good way. They are people who don’t have malice towards others. They also don’t commit treachery or any other evil deeds. These people have a pure heart and are hence reliable and also trustworthy. Even their beauty is pure and angel-like. This name was famously borne by Katya Jones who is a Russian dancer and a choreographer who won a competition show called ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2017. There are also many versions of this name such as Katherine, Catherine, Yekaterina and Aikaterine.

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Russian

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The meaning of Kesha is 'great joy' and the name is derived from Russian origin. It comes from the names 'Inokentiy' which is derived from the Latin word ‘innocentius’ which means innocent. It refers to something childlike or ingenious, referring to the energy of new beginnings and joy. The name also has roots in the word ‘cassia’ meaning ‘cinammon’. Cinnamon is an aromatic spice from Asia used mainly in middle eastern food. This spice has also been used in rituals as an aroma to help focus. This name famously belongs to Kesha Rose Sebert, known as ‘Ke$ha’, who is a popular American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress who became famous for her song TiK ToK. This song garnered around 600 million views. Cassia, Inokentiy, Onokentus and Innocentius are different versions of this name.

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Russian

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The name Kirill is derived from Russian origin, and the meaning of Kirill is ‘loved by the people’. This refers to a person that is admired and appreciated by the people around them. The name is a variation of the Greek name Kyrillos. This name also comes from the Greek word 'κύριος' (kyrios) which means ‘lord’. Here, lord refers to someone of a higher rank and is respected for their power and status by the people around them. There were many early saints known by the name Cyril which was the variation of the name Kirill. One of these saints from the 9th century was a linguist and developed the Cyrillic alphabet which was used to translate the 'Bible' in slavic, hence this name is also popular among Christians. This language is still used today. A famously named Kirill is Kirill Khaliavin who is a Russian-Spanish ice dancer who won a silver medal in the 2019 Championships representing Spain. There are different versions of this name such as Kyrrillos and Kyrios.

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Russian

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The meaning of Klavdiya is 'enclosure' and is derived from a Russian origin. It comes from the names Claudia and Claudius. This name was initially given as a Roman family name and then was adopted into Russia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The name was adopted into other cultures when a 6th century Sabine leader named Attius renamed himself as Appius Claudius while visiting Rome and hence their generation produced many citizens with the same name. The name was also borne by a bishop of Besançon and was also borne by many of the early saints. In present day, this name is famously borne by Klavdiya Ivanovna Shulzhenko who was known to be a popular singer and actress. There are also many other variations to this name such as Klaudio, Claude, Claud, Claude, Claudio, Klaudijs, Klaudiusz, Cláudio, Claudiu, and Claudio.

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Russian

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The name Konstantin is derived from Russian origin, meaning ‘firm or constant’. It comes from the names Constantine or Constans, and is the short form of the Latin word ‘constantinus’ meaning ‘constant or steadfast’. It means remaining the same over a period of time. The meaning of Konstantin also is unwavering faith or loyalty. Being consistent reassures the people around them about their predictability and hence is referred to as trustworthy. The name was famously known to be that of Constantine the Great who was the Roman emperor that moved Rome’s capital to Byzantium, which was later known as Constantinople and is the modern day city, Istanbul. This emperor was one of the first among royalty to adopt Christianity. Constantin, Constantine, Constantinus and Constan are different versions of this name.

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Russian

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Ksenia is a Russian form of the name Xenia. The meaning of Ksenia is used to refer to someone who is a ‘wanderer in life’. A wanderer is somebody who has no fixed address, but instead prefers to travel around as they enjoy the 'wonder' of discovering new places and things. This type of person is known to travel aimlessly around the world with no particular destination in mind. The name also means being hospitable. Being hospitable means being welcoming to anyone who visits your place or country. In Hebrew, the name comes from the word 'xena’ which means 'praise be to God’. This was the name of the actress Ksenia Solo who acted as the character Shay Davydov in the fantasy television series, ‘Orphan Black’. There are different variations of this name such as Xena and Xenia.

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